Kurt Cobain created "Rape Me" as an anti-rape song, though it's lyrics have often been misinterpreted by people suggesting that the song was about his disgust with the media. In an interview with American music magazine Spin, Kurt said - "It's like she's saying, 'Rape me, go ahead, rape me, beat me. You'll never kill me. I'll survive this and they gonna fucking rape you one of these days and you won't even know it.' "